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Full text of "The Letters Of Horace Walpole Vol I"

maeea win never bear again : you would ruin yourself, and there is nothing I wish so mu'ch as the contrary.
Here is a good Ode, written on the supposition of that new book being Lord Bath's; I believe by the same hand as those charming ones which I sent you last year: the author is not yet known".
i.
Your sheets I've perus'd, Where the Whigs you've abus'd, And on Tories most falsely reflected; But, my Lord, I'm afraid, From all that's there said, 'Tis you, and not they, are detected.
ii.
Both parties, I hear,
Most freely declare, That 'tis not approv'd of by either;
If 'tis damn'd, then, by both,
It must be the growth Of somebody who is of neither.
in.
'Tis easy to name
From what quarter it came, And the thing of itself stands confest ;
'Tis that pitiful crew,
Of your creatures and you, Whom both parties scorn and detest.
rv.
But stay, let me see,
Which tool could it be, That such a huge book could indite;
For of all those you made,
If there's one that can read, I'm sure there's not one that can write.
9 The author was Sir Charles Hanbnry Williams. WALPOLE. i                                 c C